There’s no better way to wind down from a busy day than to catch up on your favorite shows with snacks in hand, amirite? That said, snacking before bed can wreak some serious havoc on your sacred sleep time, not to mention the wrong foods could cause unwanted weight gain. But it is important to listen to your body and if it’s hungry, give the body what it wants!
To help you make the best choices possible when reaching for bedtime snacks we’ve curated a list of foods you should indulge in before bed and foods you really should stay away from. This way you’ll be able to go to bed with a satisfied belly while being able to get a good night’s rest.
1. Should: Nut Butter & Whole Grain Toast
Slather some nut butter on your whole-grain toast right before bed and your stomach will thank you. Slice up some banana to go on top and drizzle with a little maple syrup if you have a sweet tooth you simply can’t resist.
Nut butter is a great source of healthy fats and proteins, while whole-grain toast will provide your body with a solid amount of fiber and carbohydrates to help improve your digestion. Proteins will heal those muscles overnight so you can take on Monday with a whole new level of energy.